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General Agency Information
Name:Cabrillo Festival of Contemporary Music
Alternate Name(s):Cabrillo Guild of Music
Cabrillo Music Festival
Address:147 S. River St. Suite 232
Santa Cruz, CA  95060
Driving Directions
Primary Phone:831-426-6966
Fax Number:866-426-6968
Days/Hours of Operation/Phone:Monday-Friday, 9-5
Description:Box Office: 831-420-5260

America's longest running contemporary orchestral music festival is held each August at the Santa Cruz Civic Auditorium (307 Church Street, downtown Santa cruz). Maestro Cristian Macelaru was appointed Music Director in 2017, following in the footsteps of Marin Alsop (1992-2016), John Adams (1991), Dennis Russel Davies (1974-1990), Aaron Copland (1978), Carlos Chavez (1970-1973), and Gerhard Samuel (1963-1968). Established in 1963 in Aptos, CA, the festival includes two full weeks of concerts, open rehearsals, professional education programs, talks with established and early-career composers and musicians, and the following free community events: the Free Family Concert, the Church Street Fair featuring local performing and visual artists and food and wine from local purveyors, and a Creativity Tent for Kids.

Searchable Program History Database:

FEES: Tax deductible donations accepted at all levels. Varied prices for concerts. Numerous events are free!
Programs:Festival takes place during first two weeks in August.

Meetings:Board meetings are held each month.
Publications:Cabrillo Festival season brochure
Program Book
Languages other than English:None
Accommodations for Disabled:Parking & Wheelchair Access
Public Transportation:Available Within Two Blocks
Eligibility:Open to All
Fees:See Description Notes
Areas Served:Monterey County
San Benito County
San Mateo County
Santa Clara County
Santa Cruz County

Cristian  Macelaru
Music Director

Ellen  Primack
Executive Director

Subject Headings
 Chamber Music Groups
Chamber Music Performances
Community Celebrations/Festivals
Music Appreciation
Music Performances
Music Recitals
Orchestral Performances
Private Nonprofits
Public Lectures/Discussions
This record last modified October 15, 2016